Beetles of the Maritimes


Beetles of the Maritimes

Beetles alone may well represent 90% or more of the biodiversity on Earth. There should be plenty of fodder for discussion here.

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Cryptocephalus spp. ID help?

Started by E. Last reply by E on Tuesday. 2 Replies

I had a discussion or two with Denis about a picture he had of a beetle and said I'd bring the conversation over here.  If anyone has any input, suggestions, comments, keys, ID notes about the…Continue

Asian Lady Beetles

Started by Joanne Savage. Last reply by Nancy Mullin on Tuesday. 1 Reply

I'm not sure just how long ago that I spotted the first Asian Lady Beetle on one of the windows of the laundry room. This room has 2 large double sliding windows. The beetles appear only on one of…Continue

Beetle- help needed for ID

Started by Gabriel Gallant. Last reply by Denis A. Doucet Mar 3. 4 Replies

This neat looking beetle was 'hanging out' on my screen while I was looking for moths last night. I don't have a guide for beetles yet and can't find a match on BG. Please excuse my very bad pic.…Continue

Winter Firefly

Started by Jimmy Dee. Last reply by Jimmy Dee Feb 28. 6 Replies

Saw half a dozen of these out sunning themselves on the warm bark of a tree. These two were having a chat.Minto NB, Feb 28, 2018Ellychnia corrusca…Continue

Tags: jd18b, Firefly, Winter, corrusca, Ellychnia

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Comment by Denis A. Doucet on June 24, 2012 at 9:31

Hi Katie,

Could you post your image below as a new discussion? I have found its ID and it would be useful to have it as a discussion rather than a comment which will soon be buried. If you do not know quite how to do that, may I suggest having a gander at Jimmy's excellent step-by-step video on adding a new discussion to a group:

Add new group discussion

Comment by Katie Postlethwaite on June 24, 2012 at 9:17

Comment by Chris Adam on July 24, 2011 at 21:46
'bout time someone started this. I'll be contributing. Now, how about a group for moths?
Comment by Denis A. Doucet on July 23, 2011 at 12:59

Hi Marguerite,

This is a 14-spotted Lady Beetle (Propylaea quatuordecimpunctata), one of the species that has been introduced from Europe. They appear to be the most abundant species as adults right now. While this one is distinctly orange-tinted, comppare the pattern of black markings with those from this individual:


Comment by Marguerite Winsor on July 23, 2011 at 12:40
Marguerite found this small Lady Beetle on a lettuce leaf in her garden on July 23, sadly it was too small for us to get a well focused picture.
Comment by Denis A. Doucet on July 23, 2011 at 6:15

Hi all,

In answer to Mary's question, the beetle that is presently serving as the "group icon" is Brachiacantha ursina, also known as the Ursine Anthill Lady Beetle (cf John Acorn's Ladybugs of Alberta) or the Orange-spotted Lady Beetle (cf We found this lovely Lady Beetle last Wednesday at Kouchibouguac, and Ron Arsenault had found it on Milkweed in the Mapleton Park parking lot off Gorge Rd a couple of years ago as well.

Comment by Mary Knockwood on July 22, 2011 at 20:28
what kind of beetle is in the picture above?

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